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Wiggle your way through the city with MetrO

By AppBite Team   July - 27 - 2009    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Navigation & Travel   Comments
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The team over at Kinevia came up with a free iPhone and iPod Touch app that would act as your guide and cab driver in your own city. With MetrO, all you have to do is install the city from the supported list, and you’re off. The app doesn’t require an internet connection after installing the city, and it puts at your disposal routes, maps and every means of transportation such as buses, trams and subway stations.

Once you start the app, you’ll be presented with the list of supported cities, and, you’ll have to install the ones you will be using the app with to get around. You will need an internet connection for this, so make sure you’re in range of WiFi, 3G or EDGE. After installing the city, you can start searching routes and navigation maps. You will have to enter a start and an end location [...]

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With Top 10 Barcelona for your iPhone or iPod Touch, you’ll never run out of fun activities and spectacular places to visit. Whatever your plans and budget are, this app will make sure you get the most out of your experience in Barca. Top 10 Barcelona is one of the 10 new Travel Apps the development team at CoolGorilla launched for Dorling Kindersley, the world’s best-selling travel publisher.

What makes this iPhone app special as related to its market is, of course, the top quality content, which is not grabbed anonymously from public sites or stuff you would also find on Google Maps. Since we’re talking about one of the world’s most respected travel guide publishers, the iPhone app needed to be top notch, and we believe it serves its purpose rising up to the challenge. All its content is offline, downloaded with the app. We’re talking about a bigger file size (18.6MB), but, the development team over at CoolGorilla definitely took under consideration practicability before anything else, since you would have to assume high charges for the roaming service, and a wireless connection is not what you’d want to be looking for in Barcelona. The only connection to the internet the app requires is for an up-to-date currency converter.

Get out and about with AroundMe

By AppBite Team   May - 20 - 2009    See more Apps inApp Reviews, Navigation & Travel   Comments
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If you’re always on the road, on a business trip or just around the block, then the Around Me iPhone app can help you to find the nearest anything that is around you, from bars and restaurants, hotels, gas stations, entertainment local attractions such as theaters and cinemas, or your nearest local Apple Retailer. The iphone app is free to download from the Appstore.

AroundMe uses the GPS location feature from your iPhone to figure out your current location and then extracts from Google’s business listings those closest to you. The problem, if you can call it that, is that the businesses are self-submitted by their owners, so local listings will depend on whether the local owners around you have submitted their business to Google. The good news is each business comes complete with contact info, so you can schedule ahead of time, make reservations or inquiries.